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What does it mean if someone is intelligent, but has problems with technical things?


They can think logically and analytically, but have issues such as: No sense of direction, can't read a map or a compass, no technical abilities. For example, if a button gets pushed on a remote they have no idea what to do, can't put Ikea furniture together if their life depended on it, can’t set up a home entertainment system, etc. I’m sure there is a name for it and I’m hoping someone knows.

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Patty Inglish (Patty Inglish, MS) says

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    Marie Alana (MarieAlana1) 3 years ago

    This is really interesting knowledge, but yet important to know.


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Deonne Anderson (ladydeonne) says

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    Koralee Phillips (KoraleeP) 3 years ago

    Thanks ladydeonne. I agree and I think your analogy is right on the mark! The reason for the question is that sometimes predominantly LB thinkers get frustrated with me because I'm not technical and I don't know what to tell them or what to do.


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    Koralee Phillips (KoraleeP) 3 years ago

    Thank you mizwoody. Your answer helps a lot. I'm going to look more into your social skills theory.

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    Koralee Phillips (KoraleeP) 3 years ago

    Hi duffsmom: You're funny :). You made a good point, I guess everyone can't be good at everything. I just thought it may have something specific to do with the brain.

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    Koralee Phillips (KoraleeP) 3 years ago

    Thank you so much Lisa HW. Your explanations make a lot of sense. Particularly since I don't think a brain injury is associated with the case I'm researching. I can't wait to get more information on each of the points you made!

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    Koralee Phillips (KoraleeP) 3 years ago

    You're reading too much into the question. It's not a psychological thesis. You assumed “as if their life depended on it,” was the key to the sentence. It is merely being used to stress that it is difficult for them;


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    Koralee Phillips (KoraleeP) 3 years ago

    Thank you so much Dr Billy Kidd. "There's an operational part of the psyche that is not engaged." That makes total sense. I need to do more research on your points. That is so unfortuneate about your friend.

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    Koralee Phillips (KoraleeP) 3 years ago

    Thanks ytsenoh. You too have given me more to think about and research. I totally understand what you are saying about the remote, and writing. What you are saying backs up a lot of the "human focused theory Lisa HW discussed.

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    Patty Inglish (Patty Inglish, MS) 3 years ago

    Very good. I used this theory in my GED classes to help students learn according to their own talents and we had the highest rate of GED certificate obtainment in a 17-county area for several years. Plus, both men and women had spatial intelligence.

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    Koralee Phillips (KoraleeP) 3 years ago

    Thanks liesl5858. I agree that our Creator gave us different talents, so some of us are better at some actions than others. I'm not sure though if that applies to having a sense of direction.

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    Koralee Phillips (KoraleeP) 3 years ago

    Admiral Murrah: That is an excellent point, that problem-solving skills could very well be a factor. When I said intelligent person in my question, a lot of people assume I was talking about book smarts, I just meant overall intelligence.

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    Koralee Phillips (KoraleeP) 3 years ago

    itsjustnormita: The answers keep getting better and better. Thank you!!! That is totally a theory that I have to investigate more.

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    Koralee Phillips (KoraleeP) 3 years ago

    Thanks wqaindia! Good luck. It sounds like you're well on your way.

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